James Edward Morton

May 3, 1926February 18, 2021

James Edward “Buster” Morton was born May 3, 1926 and passed on February 18, 2021. He was born to Saunders G. and Emma B. Morton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Wall Morton, and three sons, James W. Morton, Freddie G. Morton, and Glenn E. Morton, one grandson Scottie Edward Morton, and two granddaughters, Hannah Hopkins, and Courtney Paige Faircloth. He was also preceded in death by 6 brothers and 4 sisters.

He is survived by 3 daughters, Yvonne Hopkins (Gerald), Carolyn Eggleston (Jud-deceased), Betty Jo Barbour (Gary), and 4 sons Roger Morton, Jackie Morton (Veronica), Gary Dean Morton, and Randy Morton (Terry).

He is also survived by 26 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren, and 17 great, great-grandchildren. He retired from Old Dominion where he worked for 28 years.

Anyone that knew him, knew his love for his family, music, hunting and gardening. He also was known for his old timey ways and home remedies. In years past, him and the family enjoyed playing music and singing at church functions. He thoroughly enjoyed singing and playing with the boys and always knew the words to the songs. He even had a talent for writing songs of his own. He also had a knack for his sayings and stories and was proud of his family.

Pallbearers: Shannon Hopkins, Jason Eggleston, Brandon Eggleston, Mackenzie Eggleston, Carlton Morton, Cody Morton, Jarett Milam, Jr. Peyton Hopkins, Carson Foley, Parker Hopkins.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a rolling visitation will be held at Collins Funeral Home, 30 Riverside Drive, Bassett, VA on Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Immediately following, a graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery, Ridgeway, VA at 2:00 PM. You may visit the family at the home of Randy and Terry Morton at 123 Mountain Valley Road, Axton,


  • Sanders G. Morton, Father (deceased)
  • Emma B. Morton, Mother (deceased)
  • Mildred Wall Morton, Wife (deceased)
  • James W. Morton, Son (deceased)
  • Freddie G. Morton, Son (deceased)
  • Glenn E. Morton, Son (deceased)
  • Scottie Edward Morton, Grandson (deceased)
  • Courtney Paige Faircloth, Granddaugher (deceased)
  • Jud Eggleston, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • Yvonne Hopkins, Daughter
  • Gerald Hopkins, Son-in-law
  • Carolynn Eggleston, Daughter
  • Betty Jo Barbour, Daughter
  • Gary Barboour, Son-in-law
  • Roger Morton, Son
  • Jackie Morton, Son
  • Veronica Morton, Daughter-in-law
  • Gary Dean Morton, Son
  • Randy Morton, Son
  • Terry Morton, Daughter-in-law
  • Mr. Morton was also preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters. He is also survived by 26 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren.

  • Shannon Hopkins
  • Jason Eggleston
  • Brandon Eggleston
  • Mackenzie Eggleston
  • Carlton Morton
  • Cody Morton
  • Jarett Milam, Jr.
  • Peyton Hopkins
  • Carson Foley
  • Parker Hopkins


  • Rolling Visitation

    Sunday, February 21, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, February 21, 2021


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Katherine Morton Moore

February 21, 2021

Heaven gained another Angel
Sincere condolences to family and friends. Fly High Buster

Paul Rorrer

February 21, 2021

Sorry to hear about your Dad/Papa passing. May the memories you share bring you peace and comfort. Paul and Shirley

Mollie Hardie Hanks

February 21, 2021

My sympathies to Mr Mortons family, I grew up with Yvonne, we were great friends during our school years, also James was a schoolmate, we always shared events about our families. Throughout the years I have seen Yvonne and we talked about happenings in our families. Yvonne talked about her dad at length with so much love and pride. God Bless each of you during this time of loss. He was a great parent and a great addition to the community. he will be missed

Rosabelle Holmes

February 21, 2021

To the family of Mr. Buster, the children of Anna send our sincere condolences. We appreciate Mr. Buster for his kindness towards us as neighbors growing up in Ridgeway. He passed down that kindness to you all. As we see one another out in the community, that connectedness that was established years ago in our neighborhood still exist today. Blessings as you lay your father to rest today. I can say, "he fought a good fight..."

Rosabelle (Anna's daughter)

Carolyn Roop

February 19, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you all during this time of sorrow. Love to the family.